• Castles & fortifications

      Castles of South Wales

      by Chris S. Stephens

    • Local history

      Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

      by Nigel G. Tranter

      Nigel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread, Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's gaunt and shadowy ruins with a lively mix of anecdote, fact, myth and legend. An essential holiday companion when visiting Scotland.

    • Castles & fortifications

      A Company of Forts

      A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales

      by Paul R. Davis

    • Travel & holiday
      May 2015

      William and Kate's Britain

      An Insider's Guide to the Haunts of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

      by Joseph Claudia

      This is a unique travel guide to Britain with a royal twist, packed full of colour photographs, interesting facts and royal anecdotes.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Travel and the British country house

      Cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century

      by Jon Stobart, Roey Sweet, John Harrison, Rebecca Campion, Emile de Bruijn, Hanneke Ronnes, Renske Koster, Rosie MacArthur, Jocelyn Anderson, Kristof Fatsar, Peter Edwards, Jon Stobart, Ellen Filor

      Travel and the British country house explores the ways in which travel by owners, visitors and material objects shaped country houses during the long eighteenth century. It provides a richer and more nuanced understanding of this relationship, and how it varied according to the identity of the traveller and the geography of their journeys. The essays explore how travel on the Grand Tour and further afield formed an inspiration to build or remodel houses and gardens; the importance of country house visiting in shaping taste amongst British and European elites, and the practical aspects of travel, including the expenditure involved. Suitable for a scholarly audience, including postgraduate and undergraduate students, but also accessible to the general reader, Travel and the British country house offers a series of fascinating studies of the country house that serve to animate the country house with flows of people, goods and ideas.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Travel and the British country house

      Cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century

      by Jon Stobart, Roey Sweet, John Harrison, Rebecca Campion, Emile de Bruijn, Hanneke Ronnes, Renske Koster, Rosie MacArthur, Jocelyn Anderson, Kristof Fatsar, Peter Edwards, Jon Stobart, Ellen Filor

      Travel and the British country house explores the ways in which travel by owners, visitors and material objects shaped country houses during the long eighteenth century. It provides a richer and more nuanced understanding of this relationship, and how it varied according to the identity of the traveller and the geography of their journeys. The essays explore how travel on the Grand Tour and further afield formed an inspiration to build or remodel houses and gardens; the importance of country house visiting in shaping taste amongst British and European elites, and the practical aspects of travel, including the expenditure involved. Suitable for a scholarly audience, including postgraduate and undergraduate students, but also accessible to the general reader, Travel and the British country house offers a series of fascinating studies of the country house that serve to animate the country house with flows of people, goods and ideas.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Travel and the British country house

      Cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century

      by Jon Stobart, Roey Sweet, John Harrison, Rebecca Campion, Emile de Bruijn, Hanneke Ronnes, Renske Koster, Rosie MacArthur, Jocelyn Anderson, Kristof Fatsar, Peter Edwards, Jon Stobart, Ellen Filor

      Travel and the British country house explores the ways in which travel by owners, visitors and material objects shaped country houses during the long eighteenth century. It provides a richer and more nuanced understanding of this relationship, and how it varied according to the identity of the traveller and the geography of their journeys. The essays explore how travel on the Grand Tour and further afield formed an inspiration to build or remodel houses and gardens; the importance of country house visiting in shaping taste amongst British and European elites, and the practical aspects of travel, including the expenditure involved. Suitable for a scholarly audience, including postgraduate and undergraduate students, but also accessible to the general reader, Travel and the British country house offers a series of fascinating studies of the country house that serve to animate the country house with flows of people, goods and ideas.

    • The Arts
      March 2010

      MOVE

      Architecture in Motion - Dynamic Components and Elements

      by Michael Schumacher, Oliver Schaeffer, Michael-Marcus Vogt, Anna Scheuermann

      Dynamic components and adaptive elements are becoming increasingly important in contemporary architecture, and not just because of their visual effect. If architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement – whether in the form of sun-tracking solar cells, lowerable walls, or intelligently programmed elevators – it’s because they are busy exploring responses to three challenges: How can we control and reduce the energy requirement of buildings? How can we expand the range of possible uses? And how can we represent, illustrate, accommodate, and control dynamic movements in buildings? Designers and builders who seek to use kinetic components face technical and design challenges that aren’t covered by traditional structural theory. For these users, this book presents the technical tools and constructional solutions that will allow them to implement these movements concretely and deploy them functionally within the domains of of "Energy," "Change of Use," and "Interaction." First it lays out the fundamentals and design principles of kinetics in architecture, technology, art, and nature in a structured manner. In a third section, forty movable elements are shown in action, each on a double page – with specially prepared phase drawings and organized by type of movement, including rotation, sliding, folding, and transformation. The international examples from noted architects range from window mechanisms to solar protection and light redirection systems, movable walls and roofs, and movable civil engineering structures.

    • The Arts
      October 2008

      Town Houses

      A Housing Typology

      by Günter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck

      To continue to develop existing building types and do so in an intelligent way is one of the crucial tasks in the field of residential building. For the success of the individual design as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied in a wide range of situations, a deeper understanding of the underlying types is indispensable. For this typology of residential buildings, the authors have developed systematic new presentations of the most innovative types. Each individual volume lays out the possibilities for using and transforming a particular form of residential structure.The third volume deals with the types of the townhouse. It will address the following topics among others: single- versus multistory construction, density, privacy versus publicity, and the connection of living and working. Within each type, variants are distinguished according to how they organize space, their number of floors, etc. The range of possible solutions is presented in uniform ground plans newly drawn to scale.

    • The Arts
      April 2010

      Building with Water

      Concepts Typology Design

      by Zoë Ryan, Chris Zevendingen, Dieter Grau, Zeljka Carol Kekez

      Water has been an important topic in architecture and urban planning for years. The revitalization of the waterfront has been a prevalent trend in cities around the world. On the other hand, architecture also had to respond to the threat of floods.The theme of Building with Water is the use of water in architecture. It presents buildings that explicitly refer to water in their design and form. It establishes a typology of building by the water: residential structures, recreation facilities, industry and infrastructure, buildings for culture and art. The various design parameters are explored in four essays. Subsequently, twenty-two international projects are presented, organized according to their locations by a river, a lake or the sea. The authors’ concern is not to show luxurious buildings in privileged locations but rather presenting projects that seriously grapple with the main criterion of the location—namely, water—in an ecologically sustainable way and respond to it with their design. Wasser ist seit Jahren ein wichtiges Thema in Architektur und Städtebau. «Building with Water» thematisiert die Verarbeitung von Wasser im architektonischen Entwurf; es werden Bauten vorgestellt, die sich in ihrer Gestaltung und Form ausdrücklich auf Wasser beziehen. Eine Typologie des Bauens am Wasser wird erstellt: Wohnbauten, Verkehrs- und Industriebauten, Bauten für Kultur und Freizeit. Ebenso werden einleitend klassische Beispiele des Bauens am/im/auf dem Wasser gezeigt, wie etwa Château de Chenonceaux an der Loire, Falling Water in Pennsylvania von Frank Lloyd Wright oder das Salk Institute in La Jolla,Kalifornien, von Louis I. Kahn. Geordnet nach ihren Standorten am Fluss, See oder Meer, werden dann etwa 20 internationale Projekte vorgestellt. Es geht den Autoren nicht darum, luxuriöse Bauten an privilegierten Plätzen zu zeigen, sondern Projekte darzustellen, deren Entwurf sich ernsthaft und ökologisch verträglich mit dem Hauptkriterium des Standortes – nämlich Wasser – auseinandersetzt und sich gestalterisch darauf bezieht

    • The Arts
      October 2009

      Freestanding Houses

      A Housing Typology

      by Günter Pfeifer, Per Brauneck

      To continue developing existing building types in an intelligent way is a crucial task in the field of residential building. For the success of the individual design, as well as for ensuring that tried and tested structures can be utilized, repeated, and varied, a deeper grasp of the underlying types is indispensable. For this typology of residential buildings, the authors have developed systematic new presentations of the most innovative types. Each individual volume lays out the possibilities for using and transforming a particular form of residential structure. The fourth volume deals with the types of freestanding houses, whose all-around orientation allows for the optimal arrangement of all dwellings. A presentation of the freestanding house as an isolated element and as a building block for larger structures is followed by discussions of topics such as self-sufficiency versus neighborhoods, "Raumplan" versus "plan libre," and individuality versus density. Within each type, variants are distinguished according to type of access, number of floors, etc. The range of possible solutions is presented in uniform ground plans and sections newly drawn to scale.

    • The Arts
      October 2008

      Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

      by Bruno Marchand

      The Lausanne architects Mann Capua Mann have been active since 1991. Their mottoes are: Distill the answers for the concrete project from the elements on site. Design spaces that, for all their dynamism, are organized in a manner that is clear to the users. Utilize materials that are in harmony with the surroundings. Their structures are compelling thanks to the variety of their views, the diversity of their light effects, and the expressive simplicity of their spatial effects. This monograph is being published in the Collection Archigraphy Lémaniques, which is under the general editorship of Bruno Marchand. It offers for the first time a solidly based and thoroughgoing overview of the activity of the firm, which has distinguished itself in the Western Swiss architecture scene with its small but sophisticated body of work. Graeme Mann and Patricia Capua Mann are founding members of the Forum d’Architectures de Lausanne. In the 2006/07 semester, they served as visiting professors at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

    • The Arts
      September 2011

      Small Houses

      Contemporary Japanese Dwellings

      by Claudia Hildner

      Japanese residential building has fascinated whole generations of architects. Alongside the strict implementation of design concepts, the small conceptual houses are excellent examples for the demonstration of creative experimentation in terms of spatial configuration, materials and the ability to organise even the smallest of spaces. These houses are like miniature laboratories, clearly showing not only the creativity of Japanese architects but also the treatment of ‘the ephemeral’ and the various layered boundaries between private and public space. The fast pace of change in Japanese cities has generated an enormous architectural treasure trove for the Western world. This treasure trove will be documented in Small Houses, a book that will also familiarise the reader with the broader aspects of Japanese culture.Small Houses is a book about Japanese residential building aimed at architects, interior designers, students and anyone interested in this exciting and dynamic scene. The book focuses on the small houses, mainly one-family houses. The selected projects are by both internationally renowned architects and by architectural practices that are little known outside Japan. An in-depth treatment will be presented for each project, which will familiarise readers with the cultural and societal context and the particular Japanese way of treating certain architectural elements. The presentation of details that are irrelevant outside of Asia is avoided. The book focuses on existing residential buildings that are represented by images and other architectural graphics such as layouts and sections.

    • The Arts
      June 2009

      Refurbishment Manual

      Maintenance, Conversions, Extensions

      by Georg Giebeler, Harald Krause, Rainer Fisch, Florian Musso, Bernhard Lenz, Alexander Rudolphi

      Jointly published with Edition Detail, Munich, Germany

    • The Arts
      June 2009

      Refurbishment Manual

      Maintenance, Conversions, Extensions

      by Georg Giebeler, Harald Krause, Rainer Fisch, Florian Musso, Bernhard Lenz, Alexander Rudolphi

      Jointly published with Edition Detail, Munich, Germany

    • The Arts
      July 2010

      Interiors Construction Manual

      Integrated Planning, Finishings and Fitting-Out, Technical Services

      by Gerhard Hausladen, Karsten Tichelmann

      Soccer stadiums, airports, theaters, museums – it falls to very few architects to tackle spectacular building tasks like these. The everyday work of most architects is more often focused on "manageable" projects like the renovation, remodeling, or rebuilding of single- and multi-family houses, schools, and offices. Whatever the nature of the building task, interior construction is always a significant design and qualitative challenge that calls for highly detailed technical expertise. After all, it affects the realm that will be brought to life and utilized by the user when the task is finished, and whose aesthetic and functional serviceability will be put to the test each and every day. The Interior Construction Manual supports planners in their daily work as a practical planning aid and reference work with the relevant standards, guidelines, reference details, and constructional solutions, all illustrated by built example projects. It brings together the crucial facts on all aspects of interior construction and presents the key fundamentals of building physics, fire protection, interior construction systems, and openings. In addition, it offers concrete tips on integrated planning approaches, energy and sustainability issues, materials used in interior construction, hazardous substances, and dealing with building services and light planning.

    • The Arts
      November 2010

      Flat Roof Construction Manual

      Materials, Design, Applications

      by Klaus Sedlbauer, Eberhard Schunck, Rainer Barthel, Hartwig M. Künzel

      Das Flachdach – dieser bei Architekten beliebte und gerne als fünfte Fassade beschriebene Gebäudeteil – sollte im Wesentlichen den darunter liegenden Raum vor Witterungseinflüssen schützen. Darüber hinaus optimiert die Integration flacher Dächer als Gründach, Dachterrasse, Verkehrsfläche oder gar als ertragreiches Solardach den Nutzen. Die fachgerechte Realisierung in der Praxis ist jedoch anspruchsvoll: der „Flachdach Atlas“ verschafft dem Planer neben grundsätzlichen Konstruktionsregeln einen Überblick über die Nutzungs- und Konstruktionsarten sowie die Regelaufbauten für Flachdächer. Zusammen mit den wichtigsten Normen und Regelwerken runden Konstruktionsdarstellungen der wesentlichen Anschlusspunkte die Publikation ab.

    • The Arts
      March 2010

      Detail Practice: Photovoltaics

      Technology, Architecture, Installation

      by Bernhard Weller, Claudia Hemmerle, Sven Jakubetz, Stefan Unnewehr

      As a critical component in the mix of regenerative energies, photovoltaics help slow the progress of climate change and furnish the earth with a long-term and affordable supply of energy. They are fascinating, with their ability to produce electricity seemingly from "nothing," silently, cleanly, and virtually maintenance-free. As a building-integrated technology, photovoltaics have their ideal point of use precisely where electricity is needed and utilize existing spaces and wiring. Yet the scale of current applications of photovoltaics still lags far behind their potential, despite the fact that manufacturers already offer a wide range of different technologies and products. The principal culprits are design and constructional problems as well as issues related to planning law and building regulations. This volume in the DETAIL Practice series is an illustrated guide to the technical, design, and constructional aspects of integrating solar plants into buildings. The chapter on building law, a glossary, and additional sources and directories point the way for further study. Impeccably realized example projects round out the book with demonstrations of the various options for installing photovoltaics on roofs and facades.

    • The Arts
      April 2005

      Research and Technology Buildings

      A Design Manual

      by Hardo Braun, Dieter Grömling, Helmut Bleher, Hannelore Deubzer, Jürgen Eichler, Oswald W. Grube, Gerhard Hausladen, Hana Meindl, Manfred Hegger, Gunter Henn, Hans-U. Jaeger, Svante Pääbo, Kai L. Simons

      Für Universitäten und andere öffentliche Institutionen ebenso wie privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen entstehen Bauten, die sehr unterschiedlichen Nutzungen dienen: vom naturwissenschaftlichen Experiment über die Entwicklung von Prototypen bis hin zur Präsentation und Vermarktung neuer Produkte. Das Buch stellt in einem systematischen Teil die Erschließungs- und Zonierungstypen, Funktionen und Rahmenbedingungen für den Forschungs- und Technologiebau dar. Technische Ausstattung, besondere Laborbedingungen oder Bereiche für Begegnung und Kommunikation werden als bestimmende Elemente der Projektplanung behandelt. Im Projektteil werden 70 realisierte Projekte vor allem aus Europa, den USA und Fernost dargestellt. Im Vordergrund der Analyse stehen konzeptionelle Aspekte wie Gebäudezonierungen, städtebauliche Integration, zentrale Kommunikationsbereiche etc. Die Herausgeber von der weltweit renommierten Max-Planck-Gesellschaft sowie die weiteren Beiträger stellen mit fundierten Kenntnissen und praktischen Erfahrungen die aktuellen internationalen Entwicklungen im Forschungs- und Technologiebau dar.

    • The Arts
      December 2005

      The Kitchen

      Life World, Usage, Perspectives

      by Klaus Spechtenhauser

      The kitchen is regaining its role as the central living space in home life. Since the 1990s the kitchen has moved into the fashion and design spotlight, and this publication now examines and reviews its significance in an architectural, cultural, social and economical context. The authors and contributors look at important developments and revolutionary kitchen concepts of the last decades including standardised kitchens and open kitchenliving spaces; they also review design basics, current trends, the changing demands posed by patch-work families or single person households. Even culinary aspects are included. This is a book which should certainly have its place in every 21st century kitchen. Our new book series “Living concepts” presents clearly and concisely selected topics relating to aspects of the home. It is aimed at general readers as well as specialists, and edited by the ETH Wohnforum Zurich.

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